Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Finally, we come to Friday in Jamaica. We had 3:00 PM reservations for a catamaran cruise. The cruise took us down the coast to a bay named Pirates Cove. The ship anchored off the coast and we were able to jump off into the ocean from there. There was also a water slide on the boat, which I used once. Once in the water, we were able to swim through a cave in the side of the cliffs. It circled around like a horseshoe though the cliff wall. It made me feel like I was in the Goonies while we were in there. The current was quite rough. Several times it nearly through me into the jagged rocks that lined the wall. Once we got to the back of the cave however, it was shallow enough that we could stand and take a breather. From there we had two options. One is to climb the steep, rickety, slimy ladder to the top. The other is to swim out the other side. We did both.

Once you got to the top of the ladder you had the option to jump off the 40 foot cliff back into the ocean, or you could cowardly climb down the ladder and contemplate your own fear of heights. I bravely chose the cowardly approach; as did my wife. 40 feet looks high when you're in the ocean looking up at people jumping off, but it looks REALLY high from up there.

After the swim back to the boat we just floated in the ocean for about 30 minutes watching other people cliff jump and even some who climbed trees on top of the cliff and jumped from there. It was a nice time.

After the cruise ended, we went back to the pool and hung out there for a while. Then we showered and got ready for our reservations at 8:45. Of course, the night wouldn't be complete without a pre-dinner dinner, so we went to the buffet to see if anything would catch our eye. The jerk chicken and jerk shrimp did, so we had our fill of that. We contemplated skipping out on the second dinner, but decided to power through another 4 course meal. Poor us.

After another long day of eating and sitting, we decided to retire. It was now quite late. We stayed up until 11:00 PM! Crazy.

1 comment:

boilerdowd said...

Way to power through it!